Tommy Lynn Sells

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Tommy Lynn Sells was born on 28 June, 1964 in Oakland, California, United States, is an American serial killer. Discover Tommy Lynn Sells’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 50 years old?

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Age50 years old
Zodiac SignCancer
Born28 June 1964
Birthday28 June
BirthplaceOakland, California, United States
Date of death3 April 2014,
Died PlaceHuntsville Unit, Huntsville, Texas, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Tommy Lynn Sells Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Tommy Lynn Sells


After watching an episode of Crime Watch Daily in November 2015, Melissa DeBoer née Tate, whose mother JoAnne Tate was murdered in 1982 and whose testimony as a 7 year old helped identify Rodney Lincoln as the killer, contacted authorities stating that she is now certain it was Sells, not Lincoln, who murdered her mother in 1982.


On January 3, 2014, a Del Rio judge set Sells’ execution date for April 3, 2014. Sells’ death sentence was carried out at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. When asked if he would like to make a final statement, Sells replied, “No.” As a lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered, he took a few deep breaths, closed his eyes, and began to snore. Less than a minute later, he stopped moving. Thirteen minutes later, at 6:27 pm (CDT), he was pronounced dead. Krystal Surles and members of both the Harris and Perez families attended the execution.


Sells was housed on death row in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice received him on November 8, 2000.


On December 31, 1999, in the Guajia Bay subdivision, west of Del Rio, Texas, Sells sexually assaulted, stabbed, and slit the throat of 13-year-old Kaylene “Katy” Harris, and slit the throat of 10-year-old Krystal Surles. Surles survived and received help from the neighbors after traveling a quarter-mile to their home with a severed trachea. Sells was apprehended after being identified from a sketch made from the victim’s description. Police over time came to suspect him of “working the system” by confessing to murders he had not committed.


While serving this sentence, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and married Nora Price. He was released in 1997 and moved to Tennessee with his wife. He left her and resumed his cross-country travels.

In 2004, Sells confessed that on October 13, 1997, he broke into a home, took a knife from a butcher block in the kitchen, stabbed a little boy to death, and scuffled with a woman. Those details corroborated the account of Julie Rea Harper, who was initially convicted for the murder of her son, and then acquitted in 2006.


The woman fought back by hitting him in the head with a ceramic duck; in retaliation, Sells beat her with a piano stool. He also stabbed her 18 times. He was indicted on five counts of rape and felony assault in September 1992, but took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to malicious wounding. On June 25, 1993, he was sentenced to 2–⁠10 years’ imprisonment; the rape charges were dropped.


On May 13, 1992, a 19-year-old woman in Charleston, West Virginia, was driving when she saw Sells panhandling under an overpass with a sign that said, “I will work for food.” She felt sorry for him and took him to her home, asking him to wait outside. She went into her home to get some food for him, and by the time she got back to her front door, he was inside. When she walked away to get something else, he got a knife from her kitchen and trapped her in a bedroom, and raped her repeatedly.


In 1990, Sells stole a truck in Wyoming and was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment. He was diagnosed with a personality disorder consisting of antisocial, borderline, and schizoid features, substance use disorder (severe opioid, cannabis, amphetamines, and alcohol dependence), bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and psychosis.


The state’s attorney in Jefferson County, Illinois, declined to charge Sells with the Dardeen family homicides in 1987 because his confession to the quadruple killing, while generally consistent with the facts of the case as reported in the media, was inaccurate with concern to some details that had not been made public. He also changed his account three times regarding how he had met the family. Investigators wanted to bring Sells to southern Illinois to resolve their doubts, but Texas refused, due to its law forbidding death-row prisoners from leaving the state.


The homeless Sells hitchhiked and train-hopped across the United States from 1978 to 1999, committing various crimes along the way. He held several very short-term manual-labor and barber jobs. He drank heavily, abused drugs, and was imprisoned several times.


Tommy Lynn Sells (June 28, 1964 – April 3, 2014) was an American serial killer. He was convicted of one murder, for which he received the death penalty and was eventually executed. Authorities believe he committed a total of 22 murders.


In July 1985, 21-year-old Sells worked at a Forsyth, Missouri, carnival, where he met 28-year-old Ena Cordt (November 15, 1956 – July 27, 1985) and her 4-year-old son Rory (August 3, 1980 – July 27, 1985). Cordt invited Sells to her home that evening. According to Sells, he had sex with her, fell asleep, and awoke to find her stealing from his backpack. He proceeded to beat Cordt to death with her son’s baseball bat. He then murdered her son because the child was a potential witness. The bludgeoned bodies were found 3 days later, by which time Sells had left town.